Revival of health-education standards more likely after Nebraska state ed-board vote | Politics

Emotions ran high during a meeting of the Nebraska State Board of Education on Friday as the board appeared to move closer to reviving the controversial health education standards. Board members voted 6-1 to draft a policy that, if adopted, would express the board’s intent to develop academic standards in “all subject matter areas,” including … Read more

Black Nurses Association aims to increase diversity among Central Illinois nurses | Health

BLOOMINGTON — When she watched a class of new nurses receive their white coats this winter, Juanita Smith said she was struck by how few were people of color. “I could have missed but I didn’t see one nurse of color. Not one,” said Smith, a member of the Black Nurses Association of Central Illinois … Read more

Caroline therapist focused on mental health of Black men | Local News

Gary “Trey” Taylor was initially hesitant to pursue his license in clinical therapy. The Caroline County native began his career in mental health services 11 years ago with Snowden at Fredericksburg and later became a crisis therapist with the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board. But Taylor’s primary passion remained erasing the stigma of discussing mental … Read more

Family travel 5: Explore places that blend history, nature, culture | Nation

Visit a National Heritage Area, specially designated places where historic, cultural and natural resources combine to form nationally important landscapes. There are currently 55 areas within the US where communities have collaborated to share their resources. Here are five to consider: Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area Visitors to this region find a compelling mix … Read more